In-brief: Hobbled by draconian copyright restrictions from manufacturers like John Deere that make it impossible to modify or repair equipment, farmers in the U.S. have turned to unofficial software produced in countries like Ukraine to maintain their equipment.
In-brief: the apparent leak of data on owners of CloudPets connected stuffed animals underscores lax security and privacy practices that are common among connected products firms. (Updated with comment from Troy Hunt. PFR 2/28/2017.)
In-brief: a recording and slides from the Security Ledger and Bastille’s recent webinar “Deconstructing the Top IoT Hacks of 2016” are now available online.
In-brief: In this video from the Security of Things Forum in September, Scott Tenaglia of Invincea demonstrates vulnerabilities in Belkin’s WeMo family of connected home products.
In-brief: MicroChip and Amazon are partnering on a chip designed to pair with Amazon’s IoT cloud and provide cryptographically strong identities for IoT devices.